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Re: Can I bill my doctor?

Posted by cybercafe on May 12, 2005, at 2:20:56

In reply to Re: Can I bill my doctor?, posted by Bill LL on May 9, 2005, at 7:45:56

> The worst part is if the doctor is unreceptive to the patient's input. But if your doctor is gracious about learning stuff that you tell him or her, then your are lucky.

I would not disagree. Unfortunately now that I am NOT depressed/anxious and more asssertive, I could probably get away with a lot more. Yeah it also helps if they see you as "one of them", interested in med school etc. But if you are too depressed to stick up for yourself (or even think clearly) things can be REALLY tough. Almost feel like I wasted years of my life. Though since I'm not depressed :) I instead feel like I learned psychiatry in a manner a regular med school student would soon forget.

I dunno.... I mean I came to realize that most GPs don't even know their jobs. So when (as a personal trainer) a client tells me a doctor did XXX, I will simply go to the American Association for XXXXX and realize they did only 1 of 10 tests! Then I'll ask some doctor friends, and they will also be .. ummm.. somewhat disappointed. Ah well...
The thing is, once you realize doctors aren't perfect, and in fact quite often make mistakes, then you can start to feel the urge to think for yourself and really learn and get things done.

> Are you studying to be a doctor? If so, do you have a particular specialty in mind?

Endocrinology + Psychiatry. Sports medicine is also fascinating (and possibly less depressing) heh.

Honestly don't know. Still quite squimish. We'll see.




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